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National Security Agency went to unusual lengths on Friday to insist its activities are lawful and any mistakes largely unintentional. In a of how much heat it has taken since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden started disclosing details of highly classified U. The Washington Post late Thursday reported that the NSA had broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year sinceciting an internal agency audit and other top secret documents.
Snowden, who was granted temporary asylum in Russia this month, gave information about secret NSA programs that collect phone, and other communications to several media organizations, which published stories about them starting in June. His disclosures provoked an intense debate over privacy rights versus national security needs in the United States and several other countries, including Great Britain, Germany and Brazil.
The uproar led to a series of rare public comments by normally publicity-shy NSA officials, who have written opinion pieces in the media and repeatedly said transparency was a positive development. DeLong said that NSA analysts make 20 million queries of intelligence databases on average each month, and that the of mistakes are a tiny portion of legitimate queries.
He gave an example of how one mistake was handled.
In a case where NSA allegedly stored 3, records, apparently related to Americans and legal immigrants, longer than the rules allowed, the information was not misused and subsequently deleted, he said. News Updated.
A view from helicopter of the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade, Maryland, January 29,Boston women nsa
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